Monday, April 21, 2014

Home Tour: Part One

Hey friends! Hope your week is off to a great start! We had a wonderful spring break in Arizona. It was the perfect combination of activity (hiking and horseback riding) and relaxation (sitting by the pool and sipping cocktails). I came back rejuvenated and ready to get back to my work projects. I will have photos of those soon…. stay tuned!

In the meantime, I have a lovely home tour to share with you. This house is for sale just a few blocks away from me.

I went to take a peak (just for fun), and was surprised by how beautifully staged it was. I snapped a bunch of pics with my phone so I could share it with you.

Come on in….

The dining room was off the foyer, and happens to have the same chandelier that I have in mine!
(See, mom, it doesn't belong in a haunted house.)

I loved the window treatments throughout the home, and upon further inspection, realized they were simply hemmed drop cloths wrapped with pretty trim. Cheap and stylish… I'm totally copying that idea!

The kitchen was cozy, warm and inviting...

and featured this amazing fireplace...

Can you imagine sitting at this table with a cup of coffee, enjoying a roaring fire?

Love the matelasse quilt cleverly draped over the kitchen table. Impractical, but so pretty :)

The wood beams in the kitchen just make the whole room. You may be surprised to learn that the home was built in 1983. So, it's not very old… just built with the character of an older home.

The family room has pretty built-in shelves and french doors leading to a patio.

It also has a small fireplace.

I thought the framed feathers were a neat idea. I'm not really into feathers, but if that's your thing, you may want to consider them as inexpensive art :)

There's so much more to see in this beautiful house. I was literally running through, yelling to my friend. "Oh my gosh. You need to see this!!" A kid in a candy store, I tell ya.

I'll be back with "Part 2" of the tour tomorrow. For now, I'm going to try to tackle the 8,000 loads of laundry that need to be done. Try not to be jealous.


  1. Wow! Such an incredibly gorgeous home & I'm shocked to hear it was built in the 1980s.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  2. A very beautiful home. The owners should have no problem selling. Its a bit to formal for me but pretty all the same. Love the kitchen. I need to get something on my open cabinet tops. Thanks for sharing,

  3. Wow, I thought it was old until you said it wasn't. Love that kitchen!

  4. GORGEOUS that kitchen!! Thanks for taking us along on the tour!

  5. Beautiful home. Great interior and curb appeal. Thanks for the tour:)

  6. What a GREAT looking house! It looks OLD and stately. They did it right when they built it. LOVE that huge old fireplace, too! xo Diana